The Thoth deck is so difficult! Crowley was evil, the deck has bad vibes. You can only read Thoth if you study all the attributes…Did one of them ring a bell? Loads of tarot readers either read or said it. Now, I’ll be the first to tell you that I disagree with all of the above (he might not have been an angel, but regardless of his character and behaviour the deck is paper & ink and won’t have influence over you). Crowley’s Thoth is an
Years ago tarot designer MM Meleen started a project called Tabula Mundi. It was supposed to be a colored deck, but a small group of fans convinced her to release a black and white version first. That deck, the Tabula Mundi Nox et Lux now has a very large group of fans and it scored high in reviews, including mine. I wasn’t sure if the colored version, the Colores Arcus, [the original project] should get its own review. After all, how much difference can a color palette make, right? A lot, so it seems. When I started to read with Tabula Mundi Colores Arcus I realised that in following a fan tip MM Meleen basically created two very specific decks with the same foundation. So, here’s my review on the Tabula Mundi Tarot, Colores Arcus. The same, but different.
MM Meleen has gained quite a following am
It’s too bad I haven’t been able to write a little review for you guys, so it can be part of the “Recommendation Menu”, (although perhaps you just want to decide for yourself!) but I guess here’s a bit of podcast activity you don’t want to miss if Thoth is your friend! Imagine one of those old town criers, all dressed up in his medieval garb, holding a scroll with important news? Got him? Good, cause he has an announcement to make worthy of a little embellishment ;-). Fortune’s Wheelhouse, a podcast about esoterica and the tarot launches Tuesday, June 13th, 2017, at 11:35am EST ! So? That is not town-crier-hefty, you might think… Well, this isn’t just any podcast. It is a journey through the mysteries of the tarot, its symbolism and lore (starting with the imagery of the 22 major arcana)…led by none other than Tarotista Susie Chang and deck designer MM Meleen (if you read my website on a regular basis you must have felt you’d ended up in the M-channel lately, so yeah…that one!…) Esoteric wealth in contents Fortune’s Wheelhouse will be for beginners and advanced readers + focuses on the Waite-Smith deck and Crowley’s Thoth….
Every deck that goes a little deeper than merely being a clone of TdM, Thoth or WCS deserves a decent companion. But unfortunately there aren’t many good ones out there. Book of Seshet is one of the exceptions. This guidebook, written for The Rosetta Tarot by MM Meleen, also happens to offer slightly more if you’re into Golden Dawn and Thoth.
Tarot Mysteries; Rediscovering the real meanings of the cards has been out there for the better part of the 21st century. Red Wheel/Weiser has just reprinted Jonathan Dee’s book and state his tarot guide stil has something new to offer in the sea of Tarot books. So, let’s see if it indeed does that.